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Hematol., Transfus. Cell Ther. (Impr.) ; 44(4): 465-471, Oct.-dec. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1421531


ABSTRACT Objective: Describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics and the transfusion strategy of patients at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein with platelet refractoriness and identify their etiological characteristics. Standardize the platelet immunofluorescence technique by flow cytometry as a test for platelet compatibility in immune platelet refractoriness in transfusion support. Methods: Review of medical records of refractory platelet patients followed at HIAE from January 2011 to May 2017. Clinical-demographic data, laboratory data and identification of the use of compatible genotyped platelets for patients in need of transfusion therapy were collected. The analyzed patients were classified according to the etiology of their platelet refractoriness. To standardize the FC-PIFT technique, blood group O platelets were incubated with serum from blood group AB donors and anti-IgG monoclonal antibody to determine the negative control. In order to verify the influence of the ABO system, monoclonal anti-IgG antibodies were incubated with blood group A or B platelets and with blood group O donor serum with isohemagglutinins below and above 1/64. Results: A total of 47 patients were evaluated, a 51% (24/47) preponderance of associated immune and non-immune factors (NIPR + IPR). The most common causes of NIPR + IPR were splenomegaly (54%) and the development of HLA antibodies (88%), consistent with the literature. For patients who required therapeutic transfusion, only a small portion received compatible genotyped platelets. Conclusion: Although 60% of patients could benefit from the therapeutic transfusion of genotyped platelets, only 10% were actually transfused with this type of blood component. This reaffirms the need for investments in a bank of genotyped platelet donors.

Antigens, Human Platelet , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect , Flow Cytometry , HLA Antigens , Antibodies
Rev. bras. ciênc. vet ; 29(4): 185-188, out./dez. 2022. il.
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1427126


We conducted aseroepidemiological study on the occurrence of anti-Sarcocystisspp. and anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs from family farming properties in the municipality of Ji-Paraná, Rondônia.Blood samples were collected from apparently healthy dogs between September 2012 and November 2013. In total, 181 blood serum samples were analyzed using an indirect immunofluorescence assay, among which 57 (31.49%) and 20 (11.04%) were positive for anti-T. gondii and anti-Sarcocystis spp., respectively. Statistical analyses showed that the type of food fed to the dogs was associated with the occurrence of anti-Sarcocystisspp. antibodies. In contrast, age and access to bovine carcasses were the risk factors for anti-T. gondii.The high occurrence of seropositive dogs for Sarcocystis spp. and T. gondii evidences the wide distribution of these agents in the studied area, possibly due to human and animal exposure to these protozoan species. In addition, anti-T. gondii antibodies were directly proportional to dog age. The increase in the number of positive animals with age was statistically significant. Furthermore, high antibody titers (up to 800) against Sarcocystis spp. in dogs suggest the possibility of recent exposure, in addition to environmental contamination by oocysts/sporocysts eliminated by the feces of these animals.

Conduzimos um estudo soroepidemiológico sobre a ocorrência de anticorpos anti- Sarcocystis spp. e anti-Toxoplasma gondiiem cães de propriedades de agricultura familiar no município de Ji-Paraná, Rondônia. Amostras de sangue foram coletadas de cães aparentemente saudáveis, entre setembro de 2012 e novembro de 2013. Ao todo, foram analisados 181 soros sanguíneos por meio do ensaio de imunofluorescência indireta, sendo positivas 57 (31,49%) e 20 (11,04%) amostras para anticorpos anti-T. gondii e anti-Sarcocystis spp., respectivamente. As análises estatísticas demonstraram que o tipo de alimentação fornecida aos cães esteve associado à ocorrência de anticorpos anti-Sarcocystis spp. Em contraste a idade e o acesso à carcaça bovina foram fatores de risco para a presença de anticorpos anti-T. gondii. A alta ocorrência de cães soropositivos para Sarcocystis spp. e T. gondii evidencia a ampla distribuição desses agentes na área estudada, possivelmente devido à exposição humana e animal a essas espécies de protozoários. Além disso, o resultado dos anticorpos anti-T. gondii relacionados a idade do cão mostraram diferença estatística, com aumento significativo no número de animais positivos com a idade. Além disso, altos títulos de anticorpos (até 800) contra Sarcocystis spp. em cães sugerem a possibilidade de exposição recente, além da contaminação ambiental por oocistos/esporocistos eliminados pelas fezes desses animais.

Animals , Dogs , Toxoplasma , Zoonoses/transmission , Seroepidemiologic Studies , Toxoplasmosis, Animal/transmission , Sarcocystis , Sarcocystosis/veterinary , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary , Oocysts , Dogs/parasitology , Antibodies/analysis
Rev. cuba. med. trop ; 74(1): e681, ene.-abr. 2022. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1408892


Introducción: La primoinfección por Toxoplasma gondii adquirida durante el embarazo puede causar manifestaciones clínicas graves en el producto de la gestación, hecho tratable y prevenible. Objetivo: Describir evidencias serológicas de primoinfección por T. gondii en gestantes de Atención Primaria de Salud (APS) en La Habana. Metodología: Se realizó una descripción retrospectiva de resultados serológicos de embarazadas pesquisadas en APS, La Habana, desde 2005 a 2011. Se procesaron 1820 sueros en el Laboratorio Nacional de Referencia de Parasitología del Instituto Pedro Kourí (LNRP-IPK) a través de inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI), VIDAS TOXO IgM y Toxo IgG Avidity. A las muestras con títulos de anticuerpos ≥ 1/128 por IFI, se les determinó IgM; si eran positivas, se precisó la avidez de IgG. Resultados: Hubo 1151 (63,2 por ciento) sueros negativos. La mayoría eran gestantes entre 16 y 35 años con un promedio de positividad de 34,1 por ciento, sin diferencias significativas entre los municipios de procedencia. Prevalecieron los títulos de IgG anti-Toxoplasma 1/16-1/64, en gestantes de más de 35 años hubo 120/209 (57,4 por ciento), resultado significativo al compararlo con el grupo menor de 16 años (4/14; 28,5 por ciento). En 58 mujeres aparecieron títulos de IgG ≥ 1/128 (3,1 por ciento), y predominaron las menores de 16 años (2/14; 14,2 por ciento). El 17,2 por ciento de las embarazadas resultó IgG e IgM positivas, aspecto relevante en La Habana Vieja (6,8 por ciento). Se encontraron cifras bajas de avidez en 5/10 (índice < 0,200 IgG), que representó el 0,2 por ciento del total de las gestantes estudiadas. Conclusión: En embarazadas de algunas áreas de salud en La Habana, hubo evidencias de primoinfección por T. gondii(AU)

Introduction: Primoinfection by Toxoplasma gondii acquired during pregnancy can cause severe clinical manifestations in the newborn parameters; it is a treatable and preventable event, though. Objective: To describe serological evidence of primoinfection by T. gondii in pregnant women in Primary Health Care (PHC) in Havana. Methods: A retrospective descriptive study of serological results of pregnant women screened in the PHC, Havana, from 2005 to 2011 was conducted. A total of 1820 sera were processed at the National Reference Laboratory of Parasitology of Pedro Kourí Institute (LNRP-IPK) through indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA), VIDAS TOXO IgM and Toxo IgG Avidity. Samples with antibody titers ≥ 1/128 by IFA were tested for IgM; if positive, IgG avidity was determined. Results: 1151 sera (63.2%) yielded negative results. Most were pregnant women between 16 and 35 years of age with an average positivity of 34.1 percent, without significant distinction between municipalities of origin. Anti-Toxoplasma IgG titers prevailed 1/16-1/64. In pregnant women over 35 years of age, titers were 120/209 (57.4 percent), a significant result when compared with the group under 16 years of age (4/14; 28.5 percent). IgG titers ≥ 1/128 (3.1 percent) appeared in 5858 women, and those under 16 years of age predominated (2/14; 14.2 percent). IgG and IgM were positive in 17.2 percent of pregnant women, a relevant aspect in Old Havana (6.8 percent). Low levels of avidity were found in 5/10 (index < 0.200 IgG), which represented 0.2 percent of the total number of pregnant women studied. Conclusion: In pregnant women in some health areas in Havana, primoinfection by T. gondii was confirmed(AU)

Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/methods
Rev. Inst. Adolfo Lutz ; 81: e36756, mar.1, 2022. ilus


The Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) was used to identify stage-specific antigenic structures in paraffin sections of female larvae and worms and snails tissues, infected with third stage larvae of Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Sera from eosinophilic meningitis cases were used to assess reactivity. Non-reactive sera from patients with other parasitic diseases and from individuals without other etiologies were used as controls for cross-reactivity. Larvae and worms showed high reactivity to IgG antibodies. IgM antibodies reacted with low intensity only to larvae. Fluorescent reactions were observed in the cuticles and internal structures on worms sections, with a marked reaction in the uterus content. In the snail tissues, the larvae were found exclusively inside the granulomas, with fluorescent markings in the cuticles of the larvae and inside the granulomatous tissues. This fluorescent pattern suggests the presence of excretory/secretory antigens distributed throughout the granulomas. Expressive cross-reactivity occurred in sera from patients with other parasitic diseases, especially strongyloidiasis. The use of IFA applied to paraffin sections to identify structures with antigenic potential and the study of new serological markers, can contribute to the improvement of the laboratory diagnosis of eosinophilic meningitis. (AU)

A Reação de Imunofluorescência Indireta (RIFI) foi utilizada para localizar antígenos em estruturas estágio-específicas em cortes parafinados de vermes fêmeas e em tecidos de caramujos do Gênero Biomphalaria infectados com larvas de terceiro estágio de Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Soros de casos confirmados de meningite eosinfílica foram usados para avaliação da reatividade. Soros não reagentes de casos suspeitos; de pacientes com outras parasitoses e de indivíduos sem outras etiologias foram utilizados como controle de reatividade cruzada. Anticorpos da classe IgG foram reativos para antígenos presentes nos dois estágios e, anticorpos IgM somente para o estágio larvário. Nos cortes de vermes, as marcações fluorescentes foram assinaladas nas cutículas e estruturas internas, com acentuada marcação para os conteúdos uterinos. Nos tecidos dos caramujos as larvas foram encontradas exclusivamente no interior dos granulomas, com marcações fluorescentes nas cutículas das larvas e no interior dos tecidos granulomatosos. O padrão de fluorescência no granuloma sugere a marcação de antígenos excretores/secretores. Reatividade cruzada mais expressiva ocorreu com anticorpos presentes em soros de pacientes com outras parasitoses, com destaque para estrongiloidíase. A RIFI em cortes parafinados abre novas perspectivas para identificação de antígenos e de marcadores sorológicos, que possam ser aplicados no aprimoramento do diagnóstico laboratorial da meningite eosinofílica. (AU)

Histological Techniques , Angiostrongylus cantonensis , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect , Antigens, Helminth
Rev. bras. ciênc. vet ; 29(1): 64-66, jan./mar. 2022. il.
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1395514


Trypanosoma vivax is considered the most important pathogenic Trypanosoma for cattle and causes great damage to the dairy and beef cattle industries. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of anti-T. vivax antibodies in dairy cattle from the municipality of Tapira, located in the Alto Paranaíba region, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The 74 blood serum samples from dairy cattle were analyzed using an indirect immunofluorescence reaction. The seroprevalence was 82.4 % (61/74), and the highest incidence observed can be correlated with the transit of untested animals, the presence of vectors, and needle sharing by owners. The data allowed defining Tapira as an area of expansion of T. vivax epizootic infections in the state of Minas Gerais.

O Trypanosoma vivax é considerado o mais importante trypanosoma patogênico para bovinos e causa grandes prejuízos na pecuária de corte e leite. Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a prevalência anticorpos de anti-Trypanosoma vivax em bovinos leiteiros do município de Tapira, localizado na região do Alto Paranaíba, Minas Gerais, Brasil. As 74 amostras de soro sanguíneo de bovinos leiteiros foram analisadas por meio de reação de imunofluorescência indireta. A soroprevalência foi de 82,4% (61/74), que pode estar relacionada ao trânsito de animais não testados, presença de vetores e compartilhamento de agulhas pelos proprietários. Os dados permitiram definir Tapira como uma área de expansão das infecções epizoóticas por Trypanosoma vivax no estado de Minas Gerais.

Animals , Cattle , Trypanosomiasis, Bovine/diagnosis , Cattle Diseases/immunology , Seroepidemiologic Studies , Trypanosoma vivax , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary , Antibodies/analysis
Ciênc. rural (Online) ; 52(2): e20201131, 2022. tab, mapas
Article in English | VETINDEX, LILACS | ID: biblio-1286053


Ticks are significant parasites of dogs in the tropics, where tick-borne pathogens are highly prevalent, especially in areas where tick control measures are frequently neglected. This study investigated the seroprevalence and hematological abnormalities associated with Ehrlichia canis in dogs referred to a veterinary teaching hospital in Central-western Brazil. Out of 264 dogs tested for anti-Ehrlichia canis antibodies by an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA), 59.1% (156/264) were positive. Seropositivity was significantly associated to anemia and thrombocytopenia, alone or in combination, and to leukopenia. Conversely, there were no differences in terms of seroprevalence according to sex, breed and age. This study demonstrated that dogs referred to a veterinary teaching hospital in Central-western Brazil are highly exposed to E. canis and that seropositive dogs are more likely to present hematological abnormalities, particularly anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. To our knowledge, this is the first study on detection of anti-E. canis antibodies by means of IFA among dogs in the state of Goiás. These findings highlighted the need for increasing awareness among dog owners regarding tick control measures in Central-western Brazil, ultimately to reduce the risk of exposure to E. canis and other tick-borne pathogens.

Carrapatos são importantes parasitos de cães nos trópicos, onde patógenos transmitidos por carrapatos são altamente prevalentes, especialmente em áreas onde as medidas de controle de carrapatos são frequentemente negligenciadas. O estudo investigou a soroprevalência e as anormalidades hematológicas associadas à Ehrlichia canis em cães encaminhados para um hospital veterinário-escola no Centro-oeste do Brasil. Dos 264 cães testados para anticorpos anti-Ehrlichia canis por meio da reação de imunofluorescência indireta (RIFI), 59.1% (156/264) foram positivos. A soropositividade foi associada significativamente à anemia e trombocitopenia, isoladamente ou em combinação, e à leucopenia. Por outro lado, não houve diferenças quanto à soroprevalência segundo sexo, raça e idade. Este estudo demonstrou que cães encaminhados a um hospital veterinário-escola na região Centro-oeste do Brasil são altamente expostos à E. canis, e que cães soropositivos têm maior probabilidade de apresentar alterações hematológicas, principalmente anemia, trombocitopenia e leucopenia. Para o nosso conhecimento, este é o primeiro estudo sobre a detecção de anticorpos anti-E. canis por meio da RIFI em cães do estado de Goiás. Essas descobertas destacam a necessidade de aumentar a conscientização entre os proprietários de cães em relação às medidas de controle do carrapato no Centro-oeste do Brasil, em última análise, para reduzir o risco de exposição ao E. canis e outros patógenos transmitidos por carrapatos.

Animals , Dogs , Ticks , Ehrlichiosis/blood , Ehrlichiosis/veterinary , Ehrlichiosis/epidemiology , Ehrlichia canis/isolation & purification , Brazil , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary
Arch. argent. pediatr ; 119(1): e84-e87, feb. 2021. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1147287


La enfermedad por arañazo de gato es producida por la bacteria Bartonella henselae, bacilo Gram-negativo transmitido desde gatos y perros a los seres humanos a través de la inoculación cutánea por rasguños o mordeduras. Tiene un amplio espectro clínico, desde una forma típica caracterizada por una linfadenopatía regional cercana al sitio de inoculación hasta formas atípicas con compromiso sistémico. Las formas óseas son infrecuentes; representan, aproximadamente, del 0,2 % al 0,5 % de los casos.Se presenta a una paciente de 3 años de edad, previamente sana, que se internó por síndrome febril prolongado asociado a dolor y limitación del movimiento a nivel de la columna vertebral cervical, con diagnóstico de enfermedad por arañazo de gato con afectación ósea múltiple

Cat-scratch disease is produced by the bacterium Bartonella henselae, a gram-negative bacillus transmitted through cutaneous inoculation by a cat or dog's scratch or bite. It has a wide clinical spectrum, from a typical picture characterized by a regional lymphadenopathy near to the inoculation site to atypical pictures with systemic compromise. Bone compromise is infrequent, it represents around 0.2-0.5 % of the cases.We present a 3-year-old previously healthy patient, who was admitted with prolonged fever related to pain and movement limitation of the cervical spine. Diagnosis of cat-scratch disease with multiple bone involvement was reached.

Humans , Female , Child, Preschool , Bartonella henselae , Cat-Scratch Disease/diagnosis , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect
Clinics ; 76: e2228, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153999


OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), antiproteinase-3 and antimyeloperoxidase, in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) with or without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD+ or IBD-) and in different types of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Additionally, to verify the agreement between ANCA patterns by indirect immunofluorescence and their antigenic specificities by ELISA. METHODS: For this study, 249 patients were enrolled (42 PSC/IBD+; 33 PSC/IBD-; 31 AIH type-1; 30 AIH type-2; 31 AIH type-3; 52 primary biliary cirrhosis; 30 healthy controls) whose serum samples were tested for ANCA autoantibodies. RESULTS: There were fewer female subjects in the PSC/IBD- group (p=0.034). Atypical perinuclear-ANCA was detected more frequently in PSC/IBD+ patients than in PSC/IBD- patients (p=0.005), and was significantly more frequent in type-1 (p<0.001) and type-3 AIH (p=0.012) than in type-2 AIH. Proteinase-3-ANCA was detected in 25 samples (only one with cytoplasmic-ANCA pattern), and more frequently in PSC/IBD+ than in PSC/IBD- patients (p=0.025). Myeloperoxidase-ANCA was identified in eight samples (none with the perinuclear-ANCA pattern). Among the 62 reactive samples for atypical perinuclear-ANCA, 13 had antigenic specific reactions for proteinase-3 and myeloperoxidase. CONCLUSIONS: PSC/IBD+ differed from PSC/IBD- in terms of sex and proteinase 3-ANCA and atypical perinuclear-ANCA reactivity, the latter of which was more frequently detected in type-1 and type-3 AIH than in type-2 AIH. There was no agreement between ANCA patterns and antigenic specificities in IBD and autoimmune liver diseases, which reinforces the need for proteinase-3 and myeloperoxidase antibody testing.

Humans , Male , Female , Cholangitis, Sclerosing , Hepatitis, Autoimmune , Autoantibodies , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect , Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic
Rev. bras. parasitol. vet ; 30(1): e017520, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1156223


Abstract We investigated the occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum antibodies in pigs raised in the Northeast of Pará, Brazil. At Study I, convenience sampled 151 pigs at two slaughterhouses, with and without state inspection; and Study II, which assessed 159 pigs with probabilistic sampling from nine pig farms. Serological analysis was performed using indirect fluorescent antibody test for T. gondii and N. caninum with a cutoff of 64 and 50, respectively. Overall, 6.77% pigs were seropositive for T. gondii and 5.16% for N. caninum. In Study I, pigs slaughtered with and without state inspection presented similar occurrence for both coccidia (p>0.05). Study II found an association between N. caninum seropositivity and sludge discarded into the soil, feeding pigs with animal-based protein, subsistence system, and absence of nipple drinkers. No association was found for T. gondii. Pigs from Pará are a potential source of T. gondii infection to humans. To our best knowledge, this is the first study to report anti-N. caninum antibodies in the serum of pigs in Pará State, Brazilian Amazon.

Resumo Foi investigada a ocorrência de anticorpos contra Toxoplasma gondii e Neospora caninum em suínos criados no nordeste do Pará, Brasil. No Estudo I, foram amostrados 151 porcos em dois matadouros, com e sem inspeção estadual. O Estudo II avaliou 159 suínos com amostragem probabilística de nove granjas de suínos. Para sorologia, utilizou-se o teste de imunofluorescência indireta para T. gondii e N. caninum com ponto de corte de 1:64 e 1:50, respectivamente. No geral, 6,77% dos suínos foram soropositivos para T. gondii e 5,16% para N. caninum. No Estudo I, suínos abatidos em matadouros com e sem inspeção estadual apresentaram ocorrência semelhante para ambos os coccídios (p> 0,05). Os animais amostrados de Belém, Benevides, Marituba, Bujaru, Castanhal e Igarapé-Miri foram positivos para T. gondii, enquanto os soropositivos para N. caninum foram encontrados em Belém, Bujaru, Castanhal e Santo Antônio do Tauá. O Estudo II encontrou associação entre soropositividade de N. caninum e esterco descartado no solo, alimentação dos suínos com proteína de origem animal, criação de subsistência e ausência de bebedores tipo "nipple". Não foi encontrada associação para T. gondii. A carne suína apresenta potencial risco de transmissão de T. gondii para os habitantes da região. De acordo com nosso conhecimento, este é o primeiro relato de anticorpos anti-N. caninum em suínos no estado do Pará, Amazônia brasileira.

Animals , Swine Diseases/immunology , Swine Diseases/epidemiology , Coccidiosis/immunology , Coccidiosis/veterinary , Coccidiosis/epidemiology , Neospora/immunology , Swine , Toxoplasma/immunology , Brazil/epidemiology , Antibodies, Protozoan/blood , Seroepidemiologic Studies , Toxoplasmosis, Animal/epidemiology , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary
Rev. bras. parasitol. vet ; 30(2): e001821, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1251389


Abstract Between December 2016 and April 2017, a spate of abortions occurred in a closed dairy herd from the central eastern region of Paraná, Brazil, in which 75 cows aborted. To identify its cause, organ fragments were collected from an aborted fetus for histopathology, and the blood samples from a stillborn, 4 aborted fetuses, and 9 farm dogs for indirect fluorescent antibody technique (IFAT). These tests found multifocal non-suppurative encephalitis, periportal hepatitis, and multifocal lymphoplasmacytic myocarditis, and detected anti-Neospora antibodies in all aborted fetuses, and in 5 of the 9 dogs. DNA of Neospora caninum was detected in the brain tissue of an aborted fetus. Blood samples of 340 cows and 146 heifers showed 33.5% and 30.8% seropositivity, respectively. In this closed herd, the parasite was probably introduced by infected domesticated or wild carnivores inhabiting the farm, through the infective oocysts present in their stool.

Resumo Um surto de abortamento com 75 abortos ocorreu em um rebanho fechado de vacas leiteiras da região centro Leste do Paraná entre dezembro e abril de 2017. Para chegar ao diagnóstico, fragmentos de órgãos foram coletados de um feto abortado e submetidos para histopatologia; e amostras de sangue foram coletadas de 1 natimorto, de 4 fetos abortados e de 9 cães da propriedade, para detecção de anticorpos pela reação de imunofluorescência indireta (RIFI). Foram encontradas encefalite multifocal não supurativa, hepatite periportal e miocardite linfoplasmocitária multifocal. Anticorpos anti-Neospora foram detectados em todos os fetos abortados e em 5 dos 9 cães. DNA de N. caninum foi detectado no tecido cerebral de um dos fetos abortados. Amostras sanguíneas de 340 vacas e 146 novilhas mostraram uma soropositividade para N. caninum de 33,5% e 30,8%, respectivamente. Nesse rebanho fechado, o parasita foi introduzido possivelmente pelas fezes de cães domésticos ou selvagens infectados que habitam a propriedade.

Animals , Female , Pregnancy , Dogs , Cattle Diseases/diagnosis , Cattle Diseases/epidemiology , Coccidiosis/diagnosis , Coccidiosis/veterinary , Coccidiosis/epidemiology , Dog Diseases , Brazil , Cattle , Antibodies, Protozoan , Neospora , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary , Abortion, Veterinary
Acta odontol. Colomb. (En linea) ; 11(2): 25-38, 2021. ilus, ilus, ilus, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1281693


Objetivo: identificar, describir y diferenciar las características fenotípicas de los fibroblastos gingivales (FGs) en pacientes con hiperplasia gingival idiopática (HGI) e individuos periodontalmente sanos. Métodos: los FGs fueron aislados a partir de tejido gingival de individuos periodontalmente sanos (n=2) y pacientes con HGI (n=2). Los FGs se cultivaron en el medio DMEM (Dulbecco's Modified of Eagle Medium) a 37°C con 5% de CO2. La identificación y localización de la actina, vimentina y mitocondrias en FGs fue realizada y evaluada microscópicamente mediante inmunofluorescencia con anticuerpos monoclonales. La capacidad de migración de los FGs en los pacientes con HGI e individuos sanos también fue estudiada. Resultados: todos los FGs fueron mononucleares, fusiformes y con prolongaciones citoplasmáticas visibles. La faloidina permitió identificar una densa red de actina en los FGs de pacientes con HGI, contrariamente a los FGs de individuos periodontalmente sanos. La vimentina y mitocondrias fueron identificadas en los FGs de individuos sanos y pacientes con HGI sin ninguna alteración en su expresión y localización. La migración de la monocapa de los FGs indicó una actividad de migración celular importante en los FGs de los pacientes con HGI, en relación a los FGs de los individuos periodontalmente sanos. Conclusión: los FGs de pacientes con HGI conservan características fenotípicas celulares similares a los FGs de individuos periodontalmente sanos. Sin embargo, los FGs de pacientes con HGI simulan tener una mayor capacidad migratoria que amerita ser explorada en futuros trabajos de investigación.

Objective: To identify and to describe the phenotypic characteristics of gingival fibroblasts from patients with idiopathic gingival hyperplasia (IGH) and periodontally healthy individuals. Methods: Gingival fibroblasts (GFs) were isolated from gingival tissue from periodontally healthy individuals (n=2) and patients with IGH (n=2). The GFs were grown in DMEM (Dulbecco's Modified of Eagle Medium) at 37°C with 5% CO2. The identification and location of actin, vimentin and mitochondria in GFs were performed and evaluated microscopically by immunofluorescence with monoclonal antibodies. The migration capacity of GFs from IGH and healthy individuals was also studied. Results: All the GFs were mononuclear, fusiform and with visible cytoplasmic extensions. The phalloidin allowed to identify a dense actin network in the GFs of patients with IGH, contrary to the GFs of periodontally healthy individuals. Vimentin and mitochondria were identified in the GFs of healthy individuals and patients with IGH without any alteration in their expression and location. Monolayer migration of GFs indicates significant cell migration activity in the GFs of patients with IGH in relation to the GFs of periodontally healthy individuals. Conclusion: GFs from patients with IGH retain cellular phenotypic characteristic similar to GFs from periodontally healthy individuals. However, the GFs of patients with IGH simulate having a greater migratory capacity that deserves to be explored in future research works.

Humans , Fibroblasts/physiology , Gingival Hyperplasia , Patients , Cell Movement , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect , Healthy Volunteers
Rev. bras. parasitol. vet ; 30(4): e008721, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1351875


Abstract A serological, molecular and histopathological study was carried out in order to investigate occurrences of Toxoplasma gondii in pigs slaughtered with and without inspection service. Serum samples were collected from 60 pigs to detect anti-T. gondii antibody by indirect fluorescent antibody (IFAT). Tongue, masseter and diaphragm fragments were also collected for parasite DNA detection by means of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and histopathological analysis. The serological results showed that 77% (44/60) of the pigs were positive. Regarding PCR, 66.67% (40/60) were positive for T. gondii. Among the tissues evaluated, the diaphragm was the one with the highest frequency of positivity (40%; 24/60), followed by the masseter (38.33%; 23/60) and tongue (33.3%; 20/60). Histopathological changes were only observed in the diaphragm, which presented inflammatory infiltrates of lymphohistiocytic and neutrophilic types. These results not only show the potential threat of T. gondii to human health, but also demonstrate the dynamic epidemiological situation of toxoplasmosis in pigs in the city of São Luís, providing support for food security regarding pigs and for T. gondii control programs in Brazil.

Resumo Realizou-se um estudo sorológico, molecular e histopatológico com o objetivo de verificar a ocorrência de Toxoplasma gondii em suínos abatidos com e sem serviço de inspeção. Foram coletados soros de 60 suínos para a pesquisa de anticorpos anti-T. gondii pela reação de imunofluorescência indireta (RIFI). Também foram coletados fragmentos de língua, masseter e diafragma para a detecção do DNA do parasito por meio da reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR) e análise histopatológica. A análise sorológica demonstrou que 77% (44/60) dos suínos apresentaram anticorpos anti-T. gondii. Com relação ao PCR, 66,67% (40/60) foram positivos para T. gondii. Dentre os tecidos avaliados, o diafragma foi o que obteve maior frequência de positividade (40%; 24/60), seguidos de masseter (38,33%; 23/60) e língua (33,3%; 20/60). Alterações histopatológicas foram observadas apenas no diafragma, que apresentou infiltrado inflamatório do tipo linfohistiocitário e neutrofílico. Esses resultados não evidenciam apenas a ameaça potencial de T. gondii à saúde humana, mas também demonstram a dinâmica situação epidemiológica da toxoplasmose em suínos na região da cidade de São Luís, fornecendo suporte para a segurança alimentar de suínos e programas de controle de T. gondii no país.

Animals , Swine Diseases/diagnosis , Swine Diseases/epidemiology , Toxoplasma , Toxoplasmosis, Animal/diagnosis , Toxoplasmosis, Animal/epidemiology , Swine , Brazil/epidemiology , Antibodies, Protozoan , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary
Rev. colomb. gastroenterol ; 35(4): 551-557, dic. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1156340


Resumen El megaesófago se presenta entre el 5 % y el 20 % de pacientes con acalasia, un trastorno motor esofágico primario reconocido hace más de 300 años, a considerarse en todo paciente con disfagia no explicada por un proceso obstructivo o inflamatorio luego de un estudio endoscópico detallado. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con disfagia progresiva, en quien se documentó megaesófago como complicación de una acalasia de largo tiempo de evolución, no tratada. Se descartó la enfermedad de Chagas mediante enzimoinmunoensayo (ELISA) e inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI), tal como recomiendan las guías actuales. Ante la baja frecuencia de esta entidad en nuestro medio y las implicaciones terapéuticas que tiene para los pacientes con acalasia, se realizó una revisión narrativa en la literatura sobre su diagnóstico y alternativas de manejo.

Abstract Megaesophagus occurs in between 5% and 20% of patients with achalasia. It is a primary esophageal motor disorder that has been known for more than 300 years. It should be considered in all patients with dysphagia that is not explained by an obstructive or inflammatory process after a detailed endoscopic study. The following is the case of a patient with progressive dysphagia, in whom megaesophagus was documented as a complication of untreated, long-standing achalasia. Chagas disease was ruled out by enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) and indirect immunofluorescence (IF), as recommended by current guidelines. Given the low frequency of this entity in our environment and the therapeutic implications for patients with achalasia, a narrative literature review was carried out to describe its diagnosis and treatment alternatives.

Humans , Male , Adult , Esophageal Achalasia , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Chagas Disease , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect , Literature
Arch. argent. pediatr ; 118(6): 386-392, dic 2020. tab, ilus
Article in English, Spanish | BINACIS, LILACS | ID: biblio-1146049


Introducción. El virus sincicial respiratorio (VSR) es el principal agente causal de la infección respiratoria aguda baja (IRAB) en pediatría. Los niños prematuros tienen mayor riesgo de complicaciones asociadas con esta infección. Los objetivos fueron describir y comparar las características clínicas y epidemiológicas asociadas a IRAB por VSR en niños/as nacidos pretérmino y a término, y establecer predictores de letalidad en los prematuros.Métodos. Estudio prospectivo, transversal, de pacientes ingresados por IRAB, en el período 2000-2018. El diagnóstico virológico se realizó mediante inmunofluorescencia indirecta o reacción en cadena de la polimerasa con transcriptasa inversa de aspirados nasofaríngeos. Se registraron las características clínico-epidemiológicas. Se desarrolló un modelo de regresión logística múltiple para establecer los predictores de letalidad en prematuros.Resultados. Se incluyeron 16 018 casos de IRAB; 13 545 (el 84,6 %) fueron estudiados; 6047 (el 45 %) positivos; VSR predominó en el 81,1 % (4907); mostró un patrón epidémico estacional; el 14 % (686) fueron prematuros.Los prematuros mostraron mayor frecuencia de comorbilidades, antecedentes respiratorios perinatales, cardiopatía congénita, desnutrición, enfermedad respiratoria crónica, displasia broncopulmonar, hospitalización previa por IRAB y enfermedad neurológica crónica (p < 0,001); requirieron más cuidados intensivos, mayor tiempo de internación y mayor tasa de letalidad (p < 0,01). La cardiopatía congénita fue predictor independiente de letalidad por VSR en prematuros [OR 3,67 (1,25-10,8), p = 0,01].Conclusión. VSR mostró un patrón epidémico, afectó a prematuros con ciertas comorbilidades con mayor morbimortalidad que los de término. La letalidad por VSR en prematuros se asoció con la cardiopatía congénita.

Introduction. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRTI) in pediatrics. Preterm infants are at a higher risk for complications. We aimed to describe and compare the clinical and epidemiological characteristics associated with ALRTI due to RSV in preterm and term infants and to establish the predictors of fatality among preterm infants.Methods. Prospective, cross-sectional study of patients admitted due to ALRTI in the 2000-2018 period. Viral diagnosis was done by indirect immunofluorescence or reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in nasopharyngeal aspirates. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics were recorded. A multiple logistic regression model established the predictors of fatality among preterm infants.Results. A total of 16 018 ALRTI cases were included; 13 545 (84.6 %) were tested; 6047 (45 %) were positive; RSV was prevalent in 81.1 % (4907), with a seasonal epidemic pattern; 14 % (686) were preterm infants.Comorbidities, perinatal respiratory history, congenital heart disease, malnutrition, chronic respiratory disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, prior hospitalization due to ALRTI, and chronic neurological disease (p < 0.001) were more common among preterm infants; they required more intensive care and a longer length of stay, and had a higher fatality rate (p < 0.01). Congenital heart disease was an independent predictor of fatality due to RSV among preterm infants (OR: 3.67 [1.25-10.8], p = 0.01).Conclusion. RSV showed an epidemic pattern and affected more preterm infants with certain comorbidities, with a higher morbidity and mortality, compared to term infants. RSV fatality among preterm infants was associated with congenital heart disease.

Humans , Male , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Respiratory Syncytial Viruses , Respiratory Tract Infections , Infant, Premature , Epidemiologic Studies , Cross-Sectional Studies , Prospective Studies , Risk Factors , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(6): 2069-2076, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1142303


The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of anti-Neospora caninum antibodies in Girolando cows, in order to evaluate the association between seropositivity and reproductive disorders. Blood samples were collected from 40 dairy cows in their reproductive phase from the cranial superficial epigastric vein. The blood samples were tested using the Indirect Fluorescence Antibody Test (IFAT) to detect anti-N.caninum antibodies. The serological results were used to verify whether there was any association with the manifestation of reproductive disorders based on data from the records of reproductive history from 2017 to 2018 as well as the clinical observations of the herd throughout this study. The Fisher exact test was used to verify the existence of an association between the serology and reproductive disorders, adopting a 95% confidence level. The serological results showed a 27.5% seroprevalence in the herd for N. caninum, however, after statistical analysis, no association between seropositivity and reproductive disorders was found in the evaluated herd. Although the studied population is infected with Neospora caninum, we can infer that anti-Neospora caninum antibodies present in Girolando dairy cows at the UFRRJ Dairy Cattle Facility are not associated with the occurrence of reproductive disorders.(AU)

O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a presença de anticorpos anti-Neospora caninum em vacas Girolando, avaliando-se a associação entre a soropositividade e os distúrbios reprodutivos. Foram coletadas amostras de sangue da veia epigástrica superficial cranial de 40 vacas leiteiras em fase reprodutiva, sendo as amostras testadas pela reação de imunofluorescência indireta (RIFI) para detecção de anticorpos anti-N. caninum. A partir dos resultados sorológicos, foi realizada a verificação de associação, ou não, com a manifestação de distúrbios reprodutivos, coletados nos registros de histórico reprodutivo entre 2017 e 2018 e observações do rebanho no transcorrer do estudo. O teste exato de Fisher foi utilizado para verificar a existência de associação entre a sorologia e os distúrbios reprodutivos, adotando-se nível de confiança de 95%. O resultado do estudo demonstrou uma soroprevalência no rebanho de 27,5% para N. caninum, contudo, após análise estatística, não foi confirmada a associação entre soropositividade e distúrbios reprodutivos no rebanho avaliado. Apesar de a população estudada estar infectada com o Neospora caninum, pode-se inferir que anticorpos anti-Neospora caninum presentes em vacas leiteiras Girolando do Setor de Bovinocultura de Leite da UFRRJ não estão associados à ocorrência de distúrbios reprodutivos.(AU)

Animals , Female , Cattle , Urologic Diseases/prevention & control , Coccidiosis/diagnosis , Coccidiosis/veterinary , Neospora/isolation & purification , Urologic Diseases/veterinary , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary , Abortion, Veterinary/pathology
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(6): 2141-2147, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab, mapas
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1142304


A febre maculosa brasileira (FMB), descrita inicialmente nos Estados Unidos como febre maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas, é uma antropozoonose relatada apenas no continente americano e causada pela bactéria Rickettsia rickettsii. No Brasil a transmissão ocorre sobretudo pela picada de carrapatos do gênero Amblyomma spp. A doença foi inicialmente descrita como de transmissão em áreas rurais e silvestres, no entanto áreas periurbanas e urbanas vêm apresentando casos, principalmente relacionados com a presença de humanos residindo em pequenos fragmentos de mata ciliar. O presente estudo teve por objetivo elucidar a dispersão da FMB nas proximidades dos reservatórios Guarapiranga e Billings, na cidade de São Paulo, SP. Para tanto, a presença de anticorpos anti-R. rickettsii, Rickettsia parkeri e Rickettsia bellii foi avaliada em cães atendidos nas campanhas de esterilização cirúrgica e residentes ao redor dos reservatórios. Foram coletadas amostras de 393 cães, e as amostras de soro foram analisadas pela reação de imunofluorescência indireta (RIFI), com ponto de corte de 1:64. Os títulos para R. rickettsii variaram de 256 a 4096, com positividade de 3,3% (13/393); para R. bellii, de 128 a 1024 e 4,1% (16/393) de positivos, e um único animal (0,25%) foi soropositivo para R. parkeri, com título de 128. Os achados permitem concluir que a região de estudo apresenta condições de se tornar uma possível área com casos de FMB, pois comporta fragmentação de Mata Atlântica, condições essas ideais para a manutenção do vetor do gênero Amblyomma já descrito na região, bem como para a presença da Rickettsia rickettsii circulante entre os cães, confirmada pela existência de anticorpos. Condutas referentes à conscientização da população por meio de trabalhos educacionais devem ser implantadas para a prevenção da doença na população da área.(AU)

Brazilian Spotted Fever (BSF), initially described in the United States as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, is an anthropozoonosis reported only in the Americas and caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. In Brazil, transmission occurs mainly through tick bites of the genus Amblyomma spp. The disease was initially described as transmission of rural and wild areas; however, peri-urban and urban areas have been presenting cases, mainly related to the presence of humans residing in small fragments of riparian forest. The present study aimed to elucidate the dispersal of BSF near the Guarapiranga and Billings Reservoirs, in the city of São Paulo, SP. The presence of anti-R. rickettsii, Rickettsia parkeri and Rickettsia bellii antibodies were evaluated in dogs treated in surgical sterilization campaigns and residents around the Reservoirs. Samples were collected from 393 dogs and serum samples were analyzed by indirect immunofluorescence reaction (RIFI) with a cutoff of 1:64. The titles for R. rickettsii varied from 256 to 4096 with a positivity of 3.3% (13/393); for R. bellii from 128 to 1024 and 4.1% (16/393) of positive and a single animal (0.25%) was seropositive for R. parkeri with a titre of 128. The findings allow us to conclude that the study region has conditions to become a possible area with BSF cases, as it involves Atlantic Forest, ideal conditions for the maintenance of the vector of the genus Amblyomma already described in the region and the presence of circulating Rickettsia rickettsii among dogs, confirmed by the presence of antibodies. Conducts regarding the awareness of the population through educational work should be implemented to prevent the disease in the population of the area.(AU)

Animals , Dogs , Rickettsia rickettsii/immunology , Rickettsia Infections/epidemiology , Amblyomma , Brazil/epidemiology , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/veterinary
Biomédica (Bogotá) ; 40(supl.2): 148-158, oct. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1142458


Introducción. El nuevo coronavirus causante de un brote de enfermedad respiratoria aguda en China en diciembre de 2019 se identificó como SARS-CoV-2. La enfermedad, denominada COVID-19, fue declarada pandemia por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). El primer caso de COVID-19 en Colombia se reportó el 6 de marzo de 2020; en este estudio se caracterizó un aislamiento temprano del virus SARS-CoV-2 de una muestra recolectada en abril de 2020. Objetivos. Describir y caracterizar una cepa temprana a partir de un aislamiento de SARS-CoV-2 durante la pandemia en Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Se obtuvo una muestra de un paciente con COVID-19 confirmada por qRT-PCR; la muestra fue inoculada en diferentes líneas celulares hasta la aparición del efecto citopático. Para confirmar la presencia de SARS-CoV-2 en el cultivo, se utilizó la qRT-PCR a partir de los sobrenadantes, la inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI) en células Vero-E6, así como microscopía electrónica y secuenciación de nueva generación (next-generation sequencing). Resultados. Se confirmó el aislamiento de SARS-CoV-2 en células Vero-E6 por la aparición del efecto citopático tres días después de la infección, así como mediante la qRT-PCR y la IFI positiva con suero de paciente convaleciente positivo para SARS-CoV-2. Además, en las imágenes de microscopía electrónica de trasmisión y de barrido de células infectadas se observaron estructuras compatibles con viriones de SARS-CoV-2. Por último, se obtuvo la secuencia completa del genoma, lo que permitió clasificar el aislamiento como linaje B.1.5. Conclusiones. La evidencia presentada en este artículo permite confirmar el primer aislamiento de SARS-CoV-2 en Colombia. Además, muestra que esta cepa se comporta en cultivo celular de manera similar a lo reportado en la literatura para otros aislamientos y que su composición genética está acorde con la variante predominante en el mundo. Finalmente, se resalta la importancia que tiene el aislamiento viral para la detección de anticuerpos, para la caracterización genotípica y fenotípica de la cepa y para probar compuestos con potencial antiviral.

Introduction: SARS-CoV-2 has been identified as the new coronavirus causing an outbreak of acute respiratory disease in China in December, 2019. This disease, currently named COVID-19, has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The first case of COVID-19 in Colombia was reported on March 6, 2020. Here we characterize an early SARS-CoV-2 isolate from the pandemic recovered in April, 2020. Objective: To describe the isolation and characterization of an early SARS-CoV-2 isolate from the epidemic in Colombia. Materials and methods: A nasopharyngeal specimen from a COVID-19 positive patient was inoculated on different cell lines. To confirm the presence of SARS-CoV-2 on cultures we used qRT-PCR, indirect immunofluorescence assay, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and next-generation sequencing. Results: We determined the isolation of SARS-CoV-2 in Vero-E6 cells by the appearance of the cytopathic effect three days post-infection and confirmed it by the positive results in the qRT-PCR and the immunofluorescence with convalescent serum. Transmission and scanning electron microscopy images obtained from infected cells showed the presence of structures compatible with SARS-CoV-2. Finally, a complete genome sequence obtained by next-generation sequencing allowed classifying the isolate as B.1.5 lineage. Conclusion: The evidence presented in this article confirms the first isolation of SARS-CoV-2 in Colombia. In addition, it shows that this strain behaves in cell culture in a similar way to that reported in the literature for other isolates and that its genetic composition is consistent with the predominant variant in the world. Finally, points out the importance of viral isolation for the detection of neutralizing antibodies, for the genotypic and phenotypic characterization of the strain and for testing compounds with antiviral potential.

Coronavirus Infections , Microscopy, Electron , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect , Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome , Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
Arch. argent. pediatr ; 118(3): 193-201, jun. 2020. tab, ilus
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1104196


Introducción. La infección respiratoria aguda baja por adenovirus es una importante causa de morbimortalidad en niños. Objetivos: Describir el patrón clínico-epidemiológico y los factores asociados en niños hospitalizados.Métodos. Estudio transversal en niños ingresados por infección respiratoria aguda baja al Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutiérrez, Buenos Aires, en 2000-2018. El diagnóstico viral se realizó mediante inmunofluorescencia indirecta en secreciones nasofaríngeas. Se compararon características clínico-epidemiológicas de infección por adenovirus con otros virus respiratorios (virus sincicial respiratorio, influenza y parainfluenza). Se utilizó regresión logística múltiple para identificar predictores independientes de infección.Resultados. De 16018 pacientes con infección respiratoria aguda baja, 13545 fueron testeados para virus respiratorios y 6047 (el 45 %) fueron positivos. Adenovirus fue el agente menos frecuente [el 4,4 % (265) de los casos]; presentó una tendencia en descenso durante todo el período estudiado (pico en 2003) y circuló durante todo el año (pico en julio). El 63,8 % eran varones; mediana de edad: 11 meses (rango intercuartílico: 6-20). La presentación clínica más frecuente fue neumonía (el 63 %). El 50 % tenía internaciones previas por causa respiratoria; el 15,6 % eran reingresos; el 58,3 % tenía comorbilidades. El 19,2 % requirió asistencia ventilatoria; el 44 %registró complicaciones. La letalidad fue del 7,7 %. La infección por adenovirus se asoció a edad ≥ 12 meses, sexo masculino, presentación clínica de neumonía, internaciones previas por causas respiratorias y reinternaciones.Conclusiones. Los adenovirus fueron detectados con menor frecuencia que los otros virus respiratorios, aunque presentaron un importante perfil de morbimortalidad

Introduction. Acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRTI) caused by adenovirus is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children.Objectives. To describe the clinical and epidemiological pattern and associated factors in hospitalized children.Methods. Cross-sectional study in children admitted due to ALRTI to Hospital de Niños "Ricardo Gutiérrez," in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, between 2000 and 2018. Viral diagnosis was done by indirect immunofluorescence in nasopharyngeal secretions. The clinical and epidemiological characteristics of adenovirus infection were compared to other respiratory viruses (respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, and parainfluenza). A multiple logistic regression was done to identify independent predictors of infection.Results. Out of 16 018 patients with ALRTI, 13 545 were tested for respiratory viruses; 6047 (45 %) had a positive result. Adenovirus was the least common agent (4.4 % [265] of cases); it tended towards a reduction over the study period (peak in 2003) and circulated throughout the year (peak in July). In total, 63.8 % of patients were males; median age: 11 months (interquartile range: 6-20). The most common clinical presentation was pneumonia (63 %). Prior admissions due to respiratory conditions were seen in 50 %; 15.6 %were readmissions; 58.3 % had comorbidities. Ventilatory support was required by 19.2 %and complications were recorded in 44 %. The fatality rate was 7.7 %. Adenovirus infection was associated with age ≥ 12 months, male sex, clinical presentation of pneumonia, prior admissions due to respiratory conditions, and readmissions.Conclusions. Adenoviruses were less common than other respiratory viruses, although their morbidity and mortality were important

Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Respiratory Tract Infections/epidemiology , Adenoviridae Infections/epidemiology , Pneumonia , Respiratory Tract Infections/virology , Epidemiologic Studies , Child, Hospitalized , Cross-Sectional Studies , Adenoviridae Infections/diagnosis , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect
Pesqui. vet. bras ; 40(5): 385-388, May 2020.
Article in English | VETINDEX, LILACS | ID: biblio-1135628


Serological techniques can detect antibodies against Sarcocystis spp., Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii antigens in single or mixed infections. Immunofluorescent antibody tests (IFAT) is considered the gold standard technique for Sarcocystosis diagnostic in cattle serum and a positive IFAT result reflects Sarcocystis spp. infection. Therefore, the aims of the present study were to compare IFAT and Dot-blot for sarcocystosis diagnostic in experimentally infected mice and to investigate serological cross-reactions with N. caninum and T. gondii in these methods. Mice (Mus musculus) were inoculated intraperitoneally with bradizoites of Sarcocystis spp. or tachyzoites of N. caninum or T. gondii. Serum samples were obtained and analyzed by IFAT and Dot-blot for the three protozoa. Serum from N. caninum and T. gondii experimentally infected mice were tested by IFAT and reacted only to N. caninum or T. gondii antigens, respectively. Specific antibodies against Sarcocystis spp. were present in all animals experimentally infected with this protozoan, with IFAT titers from 10 to 800. Serum samples from mice experimentally infected with Sarcocystis spp., N. caninum and T. gondii and tested by Dot-blot demonstrated no cross reaction between protozoa. A Dot-blot using Sarcocystis spp. antigen appears to be a good alternative to IFAT in the serological diagnosis of Sarcocystosis.(AU)

As técnicas sorológicas podem detectar anticorpos contra os antígenos de Sarcocystis spp., Neospora caninum e Toxoplasma gondii em infecções únicas ou mistas. O teste de anticorpos imunofluorescentes (IFAT) é considerado a técnica padrão-ouro para o diagnóstico de sarcocistose no soro de bovinos e um resultado positivo de IFAT reflete Sarcocystis spp. infecção. Portanto, os objetivos do presente estudo foram comparar IFAT e Dot-blot para diagnóstico de sarcocistose em camundongos infectados experimentalmente e investigar reações cruzadas sorológicas com N. caninum e T. gondii nesses métodos. Os camundongos (Mus musculus) foram inoculados intraperitonealmente com bradizoítos de Sarcocystis spp. ou taquizoítos de N. caninum ou T. gondii. As amostras de soro foram obtidas e analisadas por IFAT e Dot-blot para os três protozoários. O soro de N. caninum e T. gondii infectados experimentalmente foram testados por IFAT e reagiram apenas aos antígenos de N. caninum ou T. gondii, respectivamente. Anticorpos específicos contra Sarcocystis spp. estavam presentes em todos os animais experimentalmente infectados com este protozoário, com títulos de IFAT de 10 a 800. Amostras de soro de camundongos infectados experimentalmente com Sarcocystis spp., N. caninum e T. gondii e testadas por Dot-blot não demonstraram reação cruzada entre protozoários. Um Dot-blot usando Sarcocystis spp. O antígeno parece ser uma boa alternativa ao IFAT no diagnóstico sorológico da sarcocistose.(AU)

Animals , Male , Mice , Cattle/parasitology , Serologic Tests/methods , Cattle Diseases , Sarcocystis , Sarcocystosis/diagnosis , Sarcocystosis/veterinary , Serologic Tests/veterinary , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect